Drypoint Techniques on Plexiglas

Drypoint Techniques on Plexiglas

Interactive Live Online Demo!


Drypoint Techniques on Plexiglas

Tuesday March 16th 2021

6:30 - 8:30pm MST

Over Zoom!



Why draw and etch on metal when you can use Plexiglas?!  In this on-line demo Kate will guide you through drypoint techniques using Plexiglas to explore drawing and printmaking. As this intaglio method is “additive”, drawing on Plexi can create a very delicate image or rich overlay of incised marks, translating into a velvety printed surface.


The first part of this session will include exploring techniques using a variety of tools on Plexi to create differing visual elements.  Some tools are found in the basic kit of an Intaglio printmaker, others such as a multiline tool and a Dremel are more specialized. We'll look at aspects of line, tone and texture that the tools create and consider the application of these qualities in an intaglio image.  Later Kate will demonstrate printing, using various approaches to inking and wiping to bring out qualities in the drypoint image.


This demo will provide experienced printmakers with an opportunity to explore mark-making from a playful vantage point. There will be lots of time to ask questions and explore qualities to use in developing a intaglio print. 



Kate fell in love with printmaking the moment she pulled her first print in high school.  Her studies at OCAD and NSCAD universities in Fine Arts and Art Education gave her concentrated studio time in which to develop her skills as a printmaker. Kate aspires to pass on her enthusiasm for all things printmaking teaching children and adults, alike. She is active with the Alberta Printmakers through teaching, committee work, studio projects and studio rental.   

Her artwork can be found in the Alberta Art Foundation, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Collection, The Calgary Public Library Central Location, and in corporate and private collections.


    If you choose to cancel your registration, A/P requires AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOTICE in writing for full reimbursement. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the program’s start time, no refund will be issued.

    A/P reserves the right to cancel the demo due to low enrolment within 3 days of the program date.  Should this occur, all registered participants will be notified via email and all paid fees will be reimbursed in full.

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A/P receives operational funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development Authority:

Studio-Based Events & Education Programming is sponsored by Inglewood Art Supplies

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

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